Can your site be used to locate a Conveyancing solicitor in Gloucestershire even if I’m not buying or selling a house, for example if I want to buy a shop in Gloucestershire with a loan from Lloyds TSB Bank?
Our search tool is mainly used to get a quote from residential conveyancing solicitors in Gloucestershire but we have set out towards the bottom of this page a few Gloucestershire commercial conveyancing firms. You will need to speak with the solicitors directly to establish if they can also act for Lloyds TSB Bank
I have paid off my mortgage with Nationwide. I assume I don't need a Gloucestershire lawyer on the Nationwide panel to remove the mortgage at the Land Registry. Am I right?
If you have finished paying off your Nationwide mortgage, they may send you evidence showing that you have paid it off. Alternatively they may notify the Land Registry directly. The Land Registry need to see this evidence before they will remove the Nationwide mortgage from the register. Nationwide, and any evidence they send you, will determine the action you need to take. In cases where no conveyancer is acting for you and you have paid off your mortgage:
- but are not moving to another property
- where Nationwide has sent the Land Registry the discharge electronically, and
- Nationwide has instructed the Land Registry to do so
About to purchase apartment in Gloucestershire. I have received an online quote from a licenced conveyancer, which states: "There will be no charge for dealing with the Building Society if you are obtaining a mortgage". I take this to mean that there will be no additional fee if the solicitor is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel. I wanted to make sure it means there will be no additional fees for dealing with the mortgage.
They are simply saying that the cost for acting for the lender is included in the fee being quoted. It is worth you checking that the Gloucestershire lawyer is on the Clydesdale conveyancing panel.
I had an offer accepted on an apartment in Gloucestershire on 6/10/2020, valuation was booked 2 days after, all came back fine. Property lawyer instructed, so the only thing outstanding was my mortgage offer. Having made daily calls to Yorkshire BS and chasing them on my offer, I have now been told that my offer will not be issued unless the lawyer is on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. Can the lender hold off the offer?
Mortgage companies tend not to not issue an offer until they have details of a lawyer on their panel. It can take a few weeks for Yorkshire BS to deal with your lawyer's application to be on the Yorkshire BS conveyancing panel. There's no guarantee that your solicitor will be accepted.
I used Stirling Law a few years ago for my conveyancing in Gloucestershire. I now require my papers however cannot find the solicitor. What do I do?
Do contact the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) to help locate your conveyancing files. They can be contacted on please contact on 0870 606 2555. Alternatively, you should use their online form to make an enquiry. You will need to provide the SRA with as much information as possible to assist their search, including the name and address in Gloucestershire of the conveyancing firm of solicitors you previously retained, the name of conveyancing solicitor with whom you had dealings, and the date on which you last had dealings with the firm.
How do I search for a Gloucestershire law firm on the Coventry Building Society conveyancing panel? I have wheels and am prepared to travel upto 20kilometers to meet the conveyancer.
You can use the facility on this website. Please select a mortgage company and your location and you will see a number of Gloucestershire conveyancing lawyers based on proximity. We have detailed some Gloucestershire conveyancing firms at the bottom of this page and you can ring them to verify whether they are on the Coventry Building Society member panel
Do you have any top tips for leasehold conveyancing in Gloucestershire with the aim of saving time on the sale process?
- A significant proportion of the delay in leasehold conveyancing in Gloucestershire can be avoided if you get in touch lawyers the minute you market your property and ask them to put together the leasehold documentation which will be required by the purchasers’ solicitors. In the event that you altered the property did you need the Landlord’s consent? Have you, for example installed wooden flooring? Gloucestershire leases often stipulate that internal structural alterations or laying down wooden flooring require a licence from the Landlord acquiescing to such changes. If you fail to have the consents to hand do not communicate with the landlord without contacting your lawyer before hand. If there is a history of conflict with your landlord or managing agents it is very important that these are settled prior to the flat being marketed. The purchasers and their solicitors will be warry about purchasing a flat where there is an ongoing dispute. You may need to swallow your pride and pay any arrears of service charge or resolve the dispute prior to the buyers completing the purchase. It is therefore preferable to have any dispute settled ahead of the contract papers being issued to the buyers’ solicitors. You are still duty bound to disclose particulars of the dispute to the purchasers, but it is clearly preferable to reveal the dispute as historic as opposed to unresolved. The majority of freeholders or Management Companies in Gloucestershire charge for supplying management packs for a leasehold premises. You or your lawyers should discover the actual amount of the charges. The management information can be applied for on or before finding a buyer, thus accelerating the process. The average time it takes to obtain the necessary information is three weeks. It is the most frequent reason for delay in leasehold conveyancing in Gloucestershire.
Gloucestershire Conveyancing for Leasehold Flats - A selection of Questions you should ask Prior to Purchasing
Many Gloucestershire leasehold flats will have a service bill for maintenance of the building invoiced on behalf of the landlord. Where you acquire the apartment you will have to meet this contribution, usually quarterly accross the year. This may vary from two or three hundred pounds to thousands of pounds for blocks with lifts and large common areas. In all likelihood there will be a rentcharge to be met yearly, this is usually not a significant sum, say around £50-£100 but you should to enquire as sometimes it can be surprisingly expensive. In the main the outlay for major works are not built into the maintenance charges, although some managing agents in Gloucestershire obliged leaseholders to contribute towards a sinking fund created for the specific purpose of establishing a fund for larger repairs or maintenance. Does the lease have more than 85 years remaining?